Cervia saltpans

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1995-1997 100 breeding pairs C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1995-1997 100 breeding pairs C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 1998 1,600 breeding pairs C2, C6

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Saline di Cervia Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 785 protected area overlaps with site 785
Salina di Cervia Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,096 protected area contains site 838
Salina di Cervia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,096 protected area contains site 0
Riserva naturale Salina di Cervia Riserva Naturale Statale 765 protected area contains site 785


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Forest -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
Marine Intertidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Cervia saltpans. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.